I just wanted to pop on here and say Hello! Our kiddos have successfully finished up another year of homeschooling and we wanted to reward them in a big way for their efforts.
Okay, I’ll be honest, that’s totally just an excuse (but don’t tell the kids).
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Years ago Mr. Awesome bought me a little popcorn maker for Christmas or something. At the time, I didn’t even eat popcorn (I know, I was weird). It took up precious counter space and I deemed it as unnecessary, so it got donated after only a short stay in our home.
Fast forward to last weekend…
I’m sitting at a Mom’s Night at a friend’s house and staring at this incredibly beautiful vintage looking popcorn popper. *swoon*
I came home and told Mr. Awesome how cool it was and asked him a few dozen times if we could get one. At one point he let on that it would be a fun conversation piece. I pulled up Amazon and hit ORDER immediately. He talked me into the 6oz machine, rather than the 8oz, because it was $60 cheaper and plenty practical for our family of 5.
We’ve made dozens of batches of popcorn and we all LOVE it. The kids especially love scooping up bags of popcorn for their friends.
Side Note: Cleaning our new Downs H2O Vinyl flooring is breeze when little bits of popcorn (or full cups) are spilled into the floor. I’m so glad we aren’t dealing with the carpet any more. This remodel has been long & frustrating, but so worth it!
We purchased the Great Northern 6oz Popcorn Machine:
It was a blessing in disguise though because I learned I was able to just use coconut oil and bulk kernels, both of which I already had on hand (these are also easy to find at any grocery store). It’s a little healthier than the pre-portioned packages and loads cheaper.
So if you’re in the neighborhood, pretty please pop over for a visit and chat with us over some popcorn, on our lawn chairs- because we’re still on the hunt for a living room set. ha! Soon, hopefully very soon we will reach “normal” again.
2017 UPDATE: We still use our popcorn popper 3-4x per week. It makes a great snack that I can prepare in the morning and the kids can munch on throughout the day. It’s also an inexpensive snack to feed all of the extra kiddos that collect at our home. Some people have asked why we would spend over $100 on a popcorn machine. I’ll be honest, we don’t have a microwave so the convenience of microwave popcorn isn’t an option here (as it shouldn’t be anyway, that stuff is TERRIBLE for you). Also, we aren’t frivolous with our money, we keep a pretty tight budget so we can live and give more abundantly. Doing this has helped us to be able to splurge on things like this occasionally. I’d rather spend money on a few more expensive quality items, than dozens of cheap little things that take up space in our home.